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General

The Navigator can be used to jump to specific chapters and objects within a document and is useful for modifying the order of outline levels and inserting objects from other open documents.

The Navigator is a dockable or floating and resizable window. The Titlebar contains the Closer and Minimizer.


Buttons in Toolbar

Depending on the current application, the following buttons are available.

Text Document

  • Toggle (toggle between Master View and Normal View; only Master Document)

  • Navigation (opens and closes the navigation toolbar)

  • Previous Object (jump to the previous object; selected in the navigation toolbar)

  • Next Object (jump to the next object; selected in the navigation toolbar)

  • Page number (Enter a page number in this spin box and press Enter to move the cursor to the top of specified page)

  • Drag Mode (opens a submenu for selecting the drag mode)

  • Promote Chapter (move the selected chapter (with subpoints) towards the beginning of the document. To move only the selected chapter, press (Ctrl) when you click the icon)

  • Demote Chapter (move the selected chapter (with subpoints) towards the end of the document. To move only the selected chapter, press (Ctrl) when you click the icon)

  • List Box (display or hide the list box of contents)

  • Content View (switch between the display of all the elements in the Navigator, or only a selected category)

  • Set Reminder (set a reminder (max. 5) at the current cursor position and jump to any one by the navigation toolbar)

  • Header (move the cursor to the header, or from the header to the document text area)

  • Footer (move the cursor to the footer, or from the footer to the document text area)

  • Anchor <-> Text (jump between the footnote text and the footnote anchors)

  • Outline Level (determine the outline level displayed in the Navigator. You can also access the Outline Level submenu via the context menu in the Navigator)!

  • Promote Level (shift the selected chapter heading (with subpoints) up one outline level. To promote only the selected chapter, press (Ctrl) when you click the icon)

  • Demote Level (shift the selected chapter heading (with subpoints) down one outline level. To demote only the selected chapter, press (Ctrl) when you click the icon)


Master Document

  • Toggle (Click this icon to switch between the Master View and the Normal View.)

  • Edit (Click this icon to edit the contents. If the selected entry is a file, the document will be opened for editing. If you select an index, the respective index dialog appears, and if you select text, the cursor will jump to the corresponding text position.)

  • Update (Click this icon to open a submenu, where you can select the contents to be updated. You may update selected contents, existing indexes, all links, or everything.)

  • Insert (Click this icon to insert an index or an existing document into the master document. The submenu displays the current selection. Files can also be inserted into the master document via Drag&Drop. For a New Document, enter the name and location of the new document in the dialog. It will be opened and you can edit and save it.)

  • Save Contents (If you click this icon, the contents of linked files will also be saved in the master document. This requires twice as much space, but the contents will be available even if the linked files can not be accessed.)

  • Move Up (With this icon you can move the entry selected in the list box of the Navigator downward. You can also use drag-and-drop to move it. If text ranges are moved next to one another then they are combined to form one text range.)

  • Move Down (Click this icon to shift upwards the selected entry in the selection box of the Navigator. You can also move entries by dragging and dropping them. If text sections are shifted together, they will be put together as one text section.)


Spreadsheet

  • Column (Enter the column letter in this spin box. Press Enter to reposition the cell cursor to the same row in the specified column)

  • Row (Enter a row number in this spin box. Press Enter to reposition the cell cursor to the specified row in the same column)

  • Data Range (select the current data range denoted by the position of the cell cursor)

  • Start (go to the beginning of the current data range, which you can highlight using the Data Range button)

  • End (go to the end of the current data range, which you can highlight using the Data Range button)

  • Contents (hide/show the contents)

  • Toggle (toggle the content view. Only the selected Navigator element and its subelements are displayed. Click the icon again to restore all elements for viewing)

  • Scenarios (displays all defined scenarios. Double-click a name to apply that scenario. The result of your choice is shown in the sheet) !

  • Drag Mode (opens a submenu for selecting the drag mode)


Presentation and Drawing

  • Live Mode (switch on or off the Live Mode; only on a presentation)

  • Pointer (You can only select this icon when a presentation is running. Every time you click here, the pen used on the screen as a color marker, is switched on and off)

  • First Slide (shows the first slide of the presentation as the active slide)

  • Previous Slide (shows the previous slide of the presentation as the active slide)

  • Next Slide (shows the next slide of the presentation as the active slide)

  • Last Slide (shows the last slide of the presentation as the active slide)

  • Drag Mode (opens a submenu for selecting the drag mode)


Treelistbox (Contents)

The Navigator lists various elements that may be available in your document. A small plus sign before an entry in the Navigator indicates an installed type. If you move the mouse over an entry, the Help Tips (Menu - Help - Tip) show how many elements of this type are contained in the document. If you click the plus sign in front of an entry, a list of elements in the document appears. Double-clicking one of the entries moves the cursor to the corresponding position in the document.

You can use drag & drop to insert one of these elements into a document. There are three actions how you can insert a element by drag and drop: Insert as Hyperlink, Insert as Link and Insert as Copy.

Text document

It's possible to drag and drop a document from an explorer into the navigator. Then this document will be open in hidden mode and you will see its contents. So you can insert some elements from this document in your current document.

Master Document

The master view shows all included documents.

Spreadsheet

The scenario view is not a Treelistbox. It's a horizontal splitting window. The top shows a list of all scenarios and the bottom shows the comment of the selected scenario. !

Presentation and Drawing

The Treelistbox shows all pages and inside the pages only objects with a name (Groups and OLE-Objects).


Context Menu

The Context Menu contains:

Text Document

  • Outline Level

  • Drag Mode

  • Display (shows the entries of the Documents-Dropdown-ListBox in a submenu)

Master Document

  • Update

  • Edit

  • Insert

  • Delete

Spreadsheet

  • Drag Mode

  • Display

Presentation and Drawing

  • No Context Menu


Keyboard Control

  • Delete (deletes the selected content)

  • Cursor up / down (travels through the content list)

  • Page up / down (travels through the content list)

  • <+> and <-> (opens or closes a content category)


Dropdown-ListBox (Documents)

The names of all open documents are displayed in the list box at the bottom of the Navigator. Simply select a document to view the respective contents in the Navigator. After each document name is an indication of whether the document is active or inactive.




Author: Hans-Peter Burow
Last Modified: 01/21/02 08:09:21
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